Wednesday, August 26, 2015

What's with Bhutan's population figures?

Several years ago it was said Bhutan's population figure was 500000 ( half a million ). Lately it is said to be around 720000 ( seven hundred twenty thousand ). A jump of 44% in how many years ? Is this possible when National Statistic Bureau of Bhutan claims that Bhutan's population growth is about 1.3% ?

An accurate population figure with proper growth rate figure is necessary for proper planning in various sectors. I thought Bhutan has a far greater number of young citizens but now it seems the population ages by 6% and grows by 1.3% so in fact the opposite seems to be the reality. It seems Bhutan is not far from the population imbalance of developed countries.

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